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  1. Zajacs Bowl Cut

    Zajacs Bowl Cut Nova Nation

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    Shaquem Griffin to Seattle to play with his brother is pretty awesome
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    These guys are of no consequence.

    Giants had their QB for 8 minutes. They let him go and will regret it for decades:nod:
     
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    Anybody who understands football said that they shouldn't.
     
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    Maybe they don't plan on playing Darnold much at all this year. He is 20 after all. He could start day 1. But he doesn't have to. McCown and Bridgewater will be sacrificed this year and then the Jets will go FA and Draft O line heavy next year
     
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    I guess the Giants front office knows nothing about football since all the fans of other teams have already claimed to know better than people that get paid lots of money to make these decisions.
     
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    Not a believer in Lamar Jackson as QB, but aside from that Baltimore picked terrific future pros. Good draft by the Ravens
     
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    I mean, no, no one said that. However, teams make mistakes plenty of times in the draft.

    But taking a running back 2nd overall when you have as many needs as the Giants do is not a smart football decision in general.
     
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    They're taking a calculated risk. It very well may work and Eli Manning may lead them to another Super Bowl.

    But this is going against George Young and Ernie Accorsi type thinking. Gettleman is 67 and maybe he doesn't plan on working after 70. He's going to approach these 3 years a lot differently than a younger GM
     
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    Also credit Miami. Fitzpatrick + Gesicki. Good haul. Though they didn't get a QB and now have Darnold in their division. But those two will be plus players
     
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    they were never going to take a QB early...that was all a smokescreen (and it worked, since Arizona traded up in front of them)

    Gase has always said Tannehill is his guy. Remember, the 2nd half of the season in 2016, Tannehill had some of the better numbers in the league.

    but yes, I am pretty stoked with their draft.
     
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    Darnold actually hasn't selected a number yet. He actually wore 18 in high school and was assigned 14 at USC
     
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    Tannehill is ok. They can probably get by with him though this is really a big year for him. He's signed through 2020. Matt Ryan will be a UFA in 2019 though I doubt Atlanta lets him get to that point.
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    Yeah. I saw his interview after being selected and he mentioned this but still, the parallels as far as that goes is pretty fun to see. :D
     
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    Jets cut Petty
     
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    tr83 All I want for X-mas is 6 NHL D-men

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    There were "rumors" at the draft that feelers were put out there for a trade involving Petty.

    I LOL'd. Macc starting his own rumors is hilarious.
     
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    Miami signed him
     
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    The Raiders cut Hackenbust

    So the Jets don't get the 7th round pick
     
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    This is interesting. Apparently Mayfield isn't even ready to challenge Tyrod Taylor for the starting job in Cleveland. Now Tyrod Taylor is ok. Safe passer who doesn't take chances or make a lot of mistakes. Outstanding runner. But generally a guy you can corral and beat. Mayfield is coming in after a full college career and already 23 years old and he doesn't even look ready to compete with Tyrod Taylor? The Browns I'm sure will play it off as expected and all but you've got to figure they're getting a bit nervous there

    Baker Mayfield apparently 'did not look ready to compete' for the Browns starting QB job

    Meanwhile the reviews are great for Darnold. Especially from Bates who people say does not dole out compliments easily. And Darnold is 2 years younger than Mayfield but apparently he's an unusually fast learner

    Jets OC on Sam Darnold: We've thrown everything at him and 'he hasn't flinched'

    Mehta: 15 Jets takeaways from minicamp and offseason — and what lies ahead for training camp - NY Daily News

    This is pretty stunning to hear as the Jets under Maccagnan and Bowles are far more tight lipped than they were under Ryan. So these outbursts of exuberance and excitement from what they've seen from Darnold are legitimate. And you're hearing it from a lot of different people around the team not just this Mehta guy. When they had Petty and Hackenberg they were really really tempering things and under total lockdown. Fans had no idea why Hackenberg wasn't given a chance. I can only imagine how horrible he looked (what did he last 48 hours in Oakland?)

    But Darnold is a rookie who just turned 21. I can't believe we're hearing week 1 starter stuff. And it's not like he's in there with stiffs at OTA's. Bridgewaters knee seems fine and he's been doing well for the most part. If healthy he's an established NFL starter who still hadn't reached full potential. McCown is old and has backed up and started for some awful teams. And played well for stretches. Last year he was 11th in the league in quarterback rating and 4th in completion percentage. Don't let the W/L record fool you McCown is a respectable NFL QB.
     
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    can't believe they fell for that smokescreen
     
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    It was a very well planned out one too. Went on for weeks actually. And the Jets reaction to losing Mayfield and drafting Darnold pretty much did confirm this was a big con the whole time

    You have to believe Dorsey is getting a little hot under the collar.
     
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    I had been saying that Cleveland should have taken Barkley #1
     
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    And Mayfield likely would've been there at 4. Though there was the possibility of the Giants trading out of 2 for someone who wanted Mayfield but they never seemed to get an offer that they could seriously consider.

    Very strange what Cleveland did. Changed their minds the last week.
     
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    The Browns are a mess, Clowns
     
  25. New Jersey

    New Jersey Jürgen Norbert Klopp Boss Tha

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    idk, the more i think about it, i don't think green bay drafted that poorly or that well. just very ho-hum. i'm looking forward to giving the new gm a chance, but if you told me two years ago, as a devils/yankees/liverpool/packers fan, that the team i should probably be the least optimistic about was the green and gold i would have called you crazy.

    i'd be ok with 8-8 this year, 9-7 and a shock wild card berth would be gravy.
     
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